Florida officials released body cam video, showing a woman dropping her baby in traffic. Polics say the woman was high on drugs.
The Police responded to series of 9-1-1 calls saying that a woman was running through traffic with a baby in her arms. Video from the scene shows Kayla Morgan, 23, zigzagging through traffic on foot while officers attempt to calm her down.
“You’re not in trouble, come here,” the off-screen deputy can be heard saying. “Don’t run in front traffic.”
In her race to the side of the highway, Morgan can be seen losing hold of the child in her arms, who tumbles head first into the ground. A bystander with a flash light is quick to scoop up the wailing child and hand it over to an officer.
Deputies said the infant was left with a skull fracture and taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment and observation.
Responding officers repeatedly warned Morgan they would use Tasers, though in the end they managed to arrest her without much use of force.
During an interview with investigators, Morgan admitted to taking both methamphetamine and the drug Molly over the course of the last three days. While she had little memory of the highway incident, she believed in her drug haze that a monster was trying to attack her.
Heres the video: